Gov. Wike assents to 5 bills

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Thursday in Port Harcourt assented to five bills. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bills were: Rivers State Education (Return of Schools) Amendment Law of 2017 and Rivers State Honours Law of 2017. Others were: Rivers State Reserve Fund (Repeal) law of 2017, Rivers State University……

Assembly Passes Bill on Free, Compulsory Education For Children

The Sokoto State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill for the right to free and compulsory basic education to all children in the state. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this followed a motion moved by the House Leader, Alhaji Garba Bello (APC- Yabo). NAN also reports that the motion followed the…

Bill to suppress, punish sea piracy passes second reading at Senate

A Bill for an Act for the Suppression of Piracy and Punishment for the Offence of Piracy and other Matters Connected, 2017 scaled second reading at the Senate on Wednesday. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Nelson Effiong (APC-Akwa Ibom), passed first reading on Jan. 20, 2016. Leading debate on the bill in Abuja, Effiong expressed……

Nigerians In US Reacts To Passing Diaspora Commission Bill

Nigerians in the United States have commended the 8th National Assembly for keeping to its promise by passing the Diaspora Commission Bill. Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, had vowed during a courtesy visit by the group to the National Assembly last year for the Diaspora day, that his leadership would ensure the bill is…

Bill for Plateau penal code passes second reading

A bill seeking to enact the Plateau Penal Code on Tuesday scaled through the second reading on the floor of the State House of Assembly. Presenting the bill for deliberation at Plenary, Majority Leader of the House, Mr Henry Yunkwap, said that the bill, if passed into law, would capture penalties for contemporary crimes. He……

Federal Competition Commission Bill to end economic recession – Speaker

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has said that the Bill for an Act establishing Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission as passed by the House on Thursday is aimed at ending the country’s economic recession. Dogara said this in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Public……

Public procurement amendment Bill passes 3rd reading in House of Reps

A Bill for the Amendment of the Public Procumbent Act 2007, was read for the third time on Thursday in the House of Representatives. The Bill, sponsored by the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara, seeks to add a new member to the council. It also seeks to amend the procedure for appointing the Director-General of the……

PLHA passes 2017 appropriation bill of N139bn into law

The Plateau House of Assembly has passed the 2017 appropriation bill of N139 billion into law The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the House unanimously passed the bill into law on Wednesday, after its Standing Committee on Appropriation submitted its report at the plenary. NAN also reports that the approved figure represented about……

House passes Federal Competition Commission Bill sponsored by Speaker Dogara

As part of efforts to ease the Nigerian business environment for investors and grow the economy, the House of Representatives has passed a Bill that seeks to, among other things, establish the Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal to promote healthy business competition and strengthen consumer rights.   The House adopted the recommendation of the report……

Dogara’s Budget Reform Bill Scales First Reading In House Of Reps

* Proposes first week of September for budget presentation * Offenders risk 2 years jail for violation of Appropriations Act * Introduces reward for whistle-blowers A Bill seeking to introduce radical reforms to Nigeria’s budgeting process has scaled first reading in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Sponsored by the Speaker, Hon Yakubu Dogara, the…

Anambra assembly passes 2017 Appropriation bill

Anambra House of Assembly has passed the 2017 Appropriation Bill of N115.5 billion. The House, which passed the bill in Awka on Tuesday, added that the budget would ensure quality service delivery and more democratic dividends for the people of the state. Gov. Willie Obiano sent the bill to the House on Dec. 6. The……